Anyway, thank you for your continued prayers and belief. I confess that I've been struggling mightily to hold on to that very belief, and am wrestling with what often feels like overwhelming unbelief. But Matthew and Mark both say that mountains can be cast aside if we can overcome unbelief. So onward I go. Please pray for me to be able to believe.
Our family of 6 (dad Adam, mom Sherry, big sister Abby and little brothers Isaac and Brady -- who was born on December 14, 2010) joined the ranks of pediatric cancer fighters when our 4-year old son Logan was diagnosed with a dangerous and highly malignant form of brain cancer in mid-August 2010. Logan's cancer journey began abruptly on Sunday, August 15, when his right eye suddenly turned inward during dinner. Twenty-four hours later, we were checking into Children's Hospital Oakland and finding out that life sometimes takes you places you'd never, ever imagine yourself going.
Monday, January 9, 2012
I only have a minute to type because 'normal life' --or at least our current incarnation of the concept-- begins anew today. Logan had a rigid line placed in his leg last night so he could undergo pheresis this morning. It's the same process that was used to harvest his stem cells over a year ago. This time, rather than removing stem cells, it'll remove the excess fat from his blood that's causing his triglycerides, cholesterol and blood pressure to soar to dangerous highs. It should work well, and it's a good thing: The anesthesiologist from last night's line placement(s -- he also got a pic line in his left arm for blood draws) told Adam that his blood was "creamy". Not a word you want associated with your blood.